NSTP brings Deepavali cheer to orphans, single mums
KUALA LUMPUR: Smiles were etched on the faces of some 60 orphans and single mothers at the Stepping Stones Living Centre here when they were given a Deepavali treat yesterday.
New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd staff visited the home as part of the corporate social responsibility programme under the NST Outreach initiative.
NSTP corporate communications head Wan Abdillah Wan Nawi said the annual programme aimed to spread cheer to the underprivileged who celebrated the Festival of Lights.
He said it also paid tribute to New Straits Times readers and to channel much-needed contributions.
“It drives home the point that NSTP is a caring organisation that appreciates its readership base.
“We will continue our activities through the NST Outreach initiative to include other festivals, such as Christmas and Chinese New Year.”
The programme, which began at 10am, saw residents of the home enjoying activities such as a kolam-building contest and henna painting. They were also treated to free haircuts.
Stepping Stones Living Centre residents enjoyed a KFC lunch before the programme ended at 1pm.
NSTP presented basic necessities, such as cooking oil, sugar, soap, biscuits and milk worth RM1,000, to the home.
Stepping Stones Living Centre is managed by Dr Johnson A. Rajahser and his wife, Dr Nina. It was established in 1998 as a home for underprivileged children, women, single mothers and the elderly.
New Straits Times Press corporate communications head Wan Abdillah Wan Nawi (front row, left) with Stepping Stones Living Centre residents in Taman Seputeh, Kuala Lumpur, yesterday.